The Forum – 11/17/2017 – Homelessness in the Salem Area – Evaluating the Need to Develop Meaningful Solutions

Dr. Jimmy Jones, director of the ARCHES program of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, spoke at a DemoForum luncheon in the fall of 2017.  He talked about a survey he created that’s being used as a tool to evaluate homelessness in the Salem Area to offer meaningful solutions.
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THE FORUM – 10/27/2017 – Dr. John Kitzhaber Emphasizes Cost of Health Care Delivery

Kitzhaber speaks at the Salem Chamber’s “Forum Speaker Series” (Oct 9, 2017). He told the audience that the focus of health care policy needs to change from making insurance affordable to addressing the root cause of high premiums…the cost of delivering healthcare services.

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THE FORUM – 10/20/17 – Salem Library Bond

Salem City Club hosted a discussion on Salem’s Library Bond, on the ballot Nov. 7, 2017.  Hear from a city engineer, an earthquake specialist, and a retired state librarian to learn about the project proposal, costs, and history of Salem’s library.

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THE FORUM – 10/13/17 – Senate President Peter Courtney and Senator Jackie Winters Speak at Salem City Club

Hear Sen Jackie Winters and Sen President Peter Courtney exchange barbs and compliments as they review the inner workings of the last legislative session and what may come up during the short session of 2018.

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THE FORUM – Sept. 29 – Whose Statue? Whose History?

The hijacking of cultural images, the stereotyping of some groups of people, the bad parts of history….are still our history. Should they stay or should they go? A group of historians discuss this topic at Willamette Heritage Center’s “History in the News” series.

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THE FORUM – Sept 22, 2017 / Building a Vision of Climate Action and Sustainability

Oregon community Leaders came together Spring 2017, invited by the climate action group “350 Salem”, to tell how they worked with community members to “own” the issue and work collaboratively to develop plans for climate action and sustainability.

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THE FORUM – Sept 15, 2017 / Congressman Kurt Schrader at Demo-Forum

Congressman Kurt Schrader talked at a Marion County DemoForum luncheon earlier this summer. The 5th District US Representative talked about net neutrality, the current administration in Washington, access to healthcare, the national budget and tax reform, and the challenge of arriving at consensus in a stormy political year.

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The Forum – God’s love and the LGBTQ Community

Bishop Gene Robinson was recorded when he spoke at St. Paul’s Episcopal church on July 8th.  The title of his presentation: God’s love & the LGBTQ Community. Robinson is widely known for being the first priest in an openly gay relationship to be consecrated a bishop in a major Christian denomination.

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